Example of Using Sound To Change Context

This is a simple piece of footage from a holiday resort it contains its own soundtrack which is basically the sound of the sea and some background music that was playing in the bar – we are going to add a different soundtrack to it to see how the context of the movie changes. We will then look inside the software, in this case Ableton Live 9 Suite, to see how the soundtrack was constructed using the media files supplied in the session.

The next video features the embedded new soundtrack that provides for a little more atmosphere – the context of the video footage has now shifted and the music suggests a more ominous underlying plot and introduces an air of intrigue – this could work well with opening credits for a spy movie scrolling over the background visuals.